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Overclocking Embarassment!


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#1 junkdk

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:15 AM

Dear All,

Let me tell you about an event that has...well educated me.

Overclocking. Having a super-fast computer I decided I would try to overclock it for "Ludicrous Speed".

Now I have an ASUS board and vid card that has the ability to go warp speed plus.

So I set the board for 10% more; thinking I would get that much more speed.

What I did not realize is the board has it's own intelligence. Asus calls it AI booster and Asus vid card has a program called Smart Doctor.

Both these programs already boost the CPU, power, ram and whatever else for the maximum safe speed when needed.

Adding 10% sent my computer into meltdown.

Not knowing why my computer was getting so hot, I turned my fans full 12vdc to compensate.

After my computer just shut off, I got pissed. I was ready to throw a temper tantrum against my Antec power supply. Since that was shutting down my computer.

Yes the power supply was hot and it made me mad. With a dozen fans, why was the power supply so hot.

After waiting awhile for the cool down period, I switched the on the computer. It worked for a little while but when it started I noticed a failure.

It said overclocking has failed. Shortly after that it shut down again. So I waited longer knowing now that I am an idiot.

After starting again, I went immediately to change the MB booster back to defaults.

Now I am talking to you from the same computer. Thank you Antec for saving my computer against my stupidity.

Lesson learned here.

junkdk :thumbsup:

Edited by junkdk, 03 May 2005 - 03:17 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:18 AM

Hi junkdk

Sounds like you got lucky. :thumbsup:

How many watts is that power supply? It almost seems like it shut down because it couldn't handle the load.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:54 PM

Well we all learn some the hard way lol. Im sorry this happened but im glad to here it all went well. I thought about overclocking my new pc but I figure I will wait until the thing is 3 years old(when cpu warranty ends) and then play with it if needed.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 10:46 PM

Dear Leurgy,

I have a Antec 550 watt true power. It does run about 13 vdc though. Antec wants me to send it back.

Ha! :thumbsup: Maybe I will.

Thanks,

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:22 AM

It does run about 13 vdc though


Wow. You REALLY got lucky.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:54 PM

Dear Leurgy,

Do you think it is bad to run a 13vdc power supply?

The reason I ask is that it would be a real pain to send back my Antec power supply.

Working in electronics a variation in voltage is not bad in my field but computers?

Let me know,

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 10:14 PM

If Antec wants it back (did you tell them it was running at 13?) and you like to overclock I would consider it. It doesn't sound like much, just 1 volt, but that is 10%. Think of that as 120V vs 132V or 240V vs 264V.

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